The Justice and Home Affairs Council met on 8 November. A Council press release containing the “provisional version” of the main results of the meeting includes the following summaries relating to the CEAS and FRONTEX:
“Common European Asylum System (CEAS) – Ministers continued work on the establishment of a Common European Asylum System (CEAS) on the basis of a discussion paper (15561/10). The CEAS includes a package of six legislative proposals which EU member states have committed to adopt by 2012.
The main focus of the debate was on the developments since the October Council, in particular as regards the four proposals that have been identified as priority instruments on the legislative side of the CEAS: the Directives on Qualification and on Long Term Residents and the Regulations on Dublin II and Eurodac. Furthermore, the Presidency identified a number of possible priority objectives, reflecting the discussion at the discussion at the Ministerial Conference on Asylum in September 2010, for the new European Asylum Support Office (EASO) . The EASO will soon be operational and is designed to become an important tool for practical cooperation and solidarity in the asylum area. …
FRONTEX regulation – The [Mixed Committee (the EU plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland)] discussed the state-of-play concerning revised rules for the external borders agency FRONTEX. Some of the issues outstanding include the development of a common integrated risk analysis model, the processing of personal data and the creation of a European system of border guards.
Council preparatory bodies will continue to discuss the text. Negotiations with the European Parliament have not yet started.
On 24 February 2010 the Commission submitted a proposal to amend Council Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004 (6898/10)….
Click here for Council press release.
Click here for Background paper for the JHA Council meeting.
Click here for the CEAS discussion paper.